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Enlarging small torch No. 7 tip opening


#1

torch question i use the small torch. oxy/propane. am considering
enlarging my # 7 tip opening for a more aggressive flame. anyone
tried this? suggestions? i am going to give it a try this afternoon,
if you done hear from me soon i guess it wasn’t a good idea.

zev


#2
torch question i use the small torch. oxy/propane. am onsidering
enlarging my # 7 tip opening for a more aggressive flame. anyone
tried this? suggestions? i am going to give it a try this
afternoon, if you done hear from me soon i guess it wasn't a good
idea. 

Yes, I have made several “#8” Little Torch tips, with success. I was
shown this by a now- departed friend.

I/he/we used #1 tips as a starting place, as these aren’t useable
with oxy-propane. The ruby/sapphire in the end needs removing first.
I have a couple of scribe-like dental tools. I merely stuck the tool
in the opening, and burnished the opening larger. If you wanted to be
scientific about it, you could get the aperture sizes of the regular
tips, and extend the progression to the #8 tip, using a piece of wire
with the correct diameter as a guage of the aperture diameter.
Eye-balling worked find, however.


#3

Zev–I have been doing this for years without a problem. I usually
use the #1 & 2 tips as I have never used them anyway. I pop out the
"jewel" and then drill straight into the opening. I will then hit the
tip with a cup bur to clean it up. This works for me…Teddy


#4
torch question i use the small torch. oxy/propane. am considering
enlarging my # 7 tip opening for a more aggressive flame. anyone
tried this? 

All the time, just get the metal shavings out of the tip before
using it.

Leonid Surpin
www.studioarete.com